Singapore, India, November 14, 2014: element14 has announced availability of the Gizmo 2 DIY developer platform from GizmoSphere, a non-profit development board community. Built on the award-winning AMD Embedded G-Series SoC, Gizmo 2 is a second-generation open source x86-based single board computer (SBC) with 85 GFLOPS performance, providing the power of a high-performance computer and the I/O capabilities of a microcontroller.
“Gizmo 2 is the platform for you to dive in and shape the next tech revolution,” said Colin Cureton, Product and Technology Manager at GizmoSphere. “With Gizmo 2, we didn’t just upgrade the CPU, GPU and I/O, we upgraded our partner base to include element14 to make the industry’s best DIY platform. Armed with a better product, and a better open-sourced community, what are you waiting for?”
The Gizmo 2 is a powerful development board that features an open hardware design that can be easily customised. The board includes the AMD GX-210HA dual-core processor, combined on a single die with AMD Radeon HD 8210E discrete-class graphics, providing 85 GFLOPS compute performance while drawing only 9 watts. It is among the highest performing x86 development boards available, ideal for development projects that require great performance, and the ability to control external objects and take inputs from many sources such as sensors and the Internet. Its wealth of leading features and capabilities includes an HDMI dedicated port, extra PCIe, SD card slot for added mass storage and nonvolatile memory, an mSATA port for connecting SSDs and a microSD card slot. The Gizmo 2 can be used for a wide spectrum of development projects: embedded development, microcontroller applications, multi-core engineering, industrial control and automation, gaming systems, digital signage, medical, network appliances, and more.
“We’re very proud to be launching this state-of-the-art x86 board from GizmoSphere,” said David Shen, Chief Technology Officer of Premier Farnell. “With the ability to run both Windows and Linux, this new board will help professionals and makers develop a vast array of powerful embedded designs with the power of a PC processor.”
The board is available from element14 in APAC for S$256.80, and includes Linux from Timesys and a coreboot-based SageBIOS OSP from Sage Electronic Engineering. Data sheets and application notes can be found on the product pages and 24/5 live tech support is available for any queries. This new development board is the latest in element14’s diverse portfolio ranging from starter kits to complete development boards, including the newest releases and exclusive bundles from the largest range of development kits available globally from one single source; http://www.element14.com/community/community/designcenter/.
Supported by a 250,000 member strong element14 Community, customers can also benefit from direct access to engineers worldwide as well as other experts in legislation and more. Virtual field application engineers and community experts are available to support users with up-to-date technical information. 24/7 ordering is also available on the Community. Join the discussion at http://www.element14.com/gizmo2
Gizmo 2 open source x86 based SBC with AMD Embedded G-Series APU available from element14